As per TSN:

The Carolina Hurricanes signed executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
The 53-year-old Francis is in his 11th season in management with the club and his third as general manager.
“Ron has rebuilt our organization the right way, stocking our team and system with young players who will help this franchise compete for the Stanley Cup year in and year out,” owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said. “I’m thrilled that he will continue to see the job through. The future is very bright for the Hurricanes in Carolina.”
Under Francis' leadership, the Hurricanes improved 15 points in the NHL standings last season. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native previously worked for the team as director of player development, assistant general manager, associate head coach and director of hockey operations.
A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Francis scored 549 goals and earned 1,249 assists (1,798 points) as a player, ranking fifth all-time on the league’s scoring list behind Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jaromir Jagr and Gordie Howe. His 1,249 assists rank second only to Gretzky (1,963), and he ranks third on the games-played list behind Howe (1,767) and Messier (1,756).